Thursday, January 9, 2014

Mastery of Design: Faithful and True -- A Brooch, 1862

The British Museum

This English brooch with a reversed crystal intaglio of the head of a white German Spitz dog features, on the reverse, a commemorative inscription and a glass-covered locket which preserves a lock of the dog's hair.

The reverse is inscribed:

FAITHFUL & TRUE/ MUFF Obit. Nov. 24th 1862 at Dinapore. Aged 8 Years & 6 Months

The British Museum

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